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Four Damsals trots to Vernon feature win

on 09/22/2012 2:00 AM
Four Damsals unleashed a strong stretch kick to capture Friday night’s $8,400 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs. Howard Okusko, Jr. was at the controls as Four Damsals ($9.90) kept an eye on the pace-setting Man O Matic from fourth at the quarter and half, and from third past the three-quarter mile mark.  The 4-year-old daughter of Cr Excalibur-Lotstoliveupto closed from second in ...
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Veteran racing executive John Cashman dies

on 09/22/2012 2:00 AM
John A. Cashman Jr., 72, one of harness racing's most active and influential leaders for many years, passed away on Sept. 22, in Atlantis, Fla.   Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 am at Holy Spirit Church in Lantana, FL. Visitation will be on Monday night 6-8 pm and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Tillman Funeral Home in West Palm Beach.   Mr. Cash...
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Arch Madness, Golden Receiver shine in opens

on 09/22/2012 2:00 AM
Trotter Arch Madness and pacer Golden Receiver won their respective Opens in the featured races on a sloppy Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Both the Open trot and the Open handicap pace carried a purse of $50,000. Arch Madness (Balanced Image-Armbro-Archer), an 8-year-old gelding owned by Marc Goldberg and Willow Pond LLC, was sent to the front by trainer and driver Trond Sme...
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Babbitt, McNaught honored in Indiana

on 09/22/2012 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino held a special day at the races on Saturday, Sept. 22 as they honored former chair of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, Sarah McNaught, and former outside counsel to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, Robin Babbitt, for their many years of service and leadership to the Indiana horse racing industry. McNaught was appointed chair of the Indiana Horse Rac...
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Big wins for Rocklamation, Warrawee Needy

on 09/22/2012 2:00 AM
At odds of 23-1, Rocklamation lowered the stakes record to 1:49.4 in the $384,000 Milton final, for pacing fillies and mares, on Saturday night at Mohawk. With driver Brett Miller in the bike, the four-year-old mare also became one of harness racing’s newest millionaires. With the lion’s share of the purse, the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Art Sale boasts lifetime earnings of $1,051,98...
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No Monkeys Allowed takes Vernon feature

on 09/22/2012 2:00 AM
No Monkeys Allowed pounced on the pace-setting Restless Yankee in the final stride to pull out a head victory in Saturday night’s $8,400 featured seventh race at Vernon Downs. Brian Connor was at the controls as No Monkeys Allowed ($8.70) moved up from fourth at the quarter to third on the outside at the half, timed in :55-seconds over a track labeled "sloppy.”  Having rallied to s...
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Miss Paris, Apogee Hanover win at Mohawk

on 09/21/2012 2:00 AM
Some of Ontario's most gifted sophomore fillies stepped into the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening and delivered two glittering Gold Final performances. First behind the starting gate were the trotting fillies and fans sent Miss Paris off their top choice off her solid second-place effort in the Sept. 6 Simcoe Stakes at the Campbellville oval. Driver Rick Zeron let the filly flo...
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Newlin resigns at Meadowlands for Penn job

on 09/21/2012 2:00 AM
Mike Newlin, general manager of the Meadowlands Racetrack, has resigned his position and accepted a general manager position at Penn National Gaming's Sanford Greyhound track near Orlando.   The Meadowlands has launched a search for a new general manager.   "I wish Mike well in his new position," said Meadowlands managing partner Jeff Gural. "Under his leadership, we accomp...
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Captaintreacherous qualifies in 1:53 at Red Mile

on 09/21/2012 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous, whose five wins in six starts this year includes the $1 million Metro Pace and the $309,000 Woodrow Wilson, coasted to an easy qualifying win in 1:53 on Friday morning at The Red Mile.   Driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Tony Alagna, Captaintreacherous had no problems with just three rivals in the qualifier as he led through fractions of :29.4, :58.2 and 1:27. He closed ...
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Coleman, Zeron have more to say about Jug win

on 09/21/2012 2:00 AM
Winning the Little Brown Jug has always been at the top of trainer Casie Coleman's bucket list, so when Ontario-sired 3-year-old pacing gelding Michaels Power captured the Confederation Cup in August, she started thinking seriously about taking a third run at the storied race. On Thursday afternoon the son of Camluck, in the hands of 23-year-old Scott Zeron, made Coleman's dream a reali...
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Breeder finally rewarded with Brookroad Knight

on 09/21/2012 2:00 AM
It’s been a long road to breeding success for John O’Connor, but he seems to have found the right path with his 3-year-old trotting gelding Brookroad Knight. The son of CR Excalibur is a winner of more than a quarter-million dollars already this year and will be competing in the $225,000 New York Sire Stakes final on the $1.8 million Night of Champions at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night (Sep...
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Rock N Soul, Neighsay Hanover win at Yonkers

on 09/21/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's usual Friday night pair of $44,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--for distaff pacers and any-gender-out-there trotters--were won by Rock N Soul (Jason Bartlett, $4.80) and Neighsay Hanover (Jeff Gregory, $7.80). Rock N Soul, away from post position No. 6 as the 7-5 favorite, worked around Ticket to Rock (Cat Manzi) and made the lead before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. She th...
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Excelsior Series for sophs wraps up

on 09/20/2012 2:00 AM
The inaugural season of the newly formed Excelsior Series came to a rousing finish on Wednesday afternoon with four $45,000 finales in each of four different divisions for sophomore pacers and trotters at Monticello Raceway. The splits featured 3-year-old pacing fillies; 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings; 3-year old trotting fillies and 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings. And o...
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Keystone Athena sets Keystone Classic mark

on 09/20/2012 2:00 AM
Parked to the quarter before getting the lead, Fashion Athena kept right on rolling to a stakes record 1:55.1 in a division of Wednesday's (Keystone Classic at The Meadows.   The $115,997 event for 2-year-old filly trotters was contested over three divisions, with My America Bi and Classic Martine capturing the other splits. Fashion Athena was coming off a disappointing performan...
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Pet Rock speeds to 1:50.3 win at Delaware

on 09/20/2012 2:00 AM
For Pet Rock a nose meant the difference between racing Thursday afternoon at Delaware, Ohio in the Little Brown Jug and a $10,000 Open Pace. Although the colt was not Jug-eligible, a win in the Cane Pace on Sept. 3 would have allowed him to be supplemented to the pacing classic, but he finished second by a scant nose.   Instead, trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. entered Pet Rock in the Delaware ...
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Dontyouforgetit sets freshman trot record

on 09/20/2012 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sires Stakes champion Dontyouforgetit trotted a mile to remember Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, scoring a track, stakes and world record 1:55.3 victory in the $59,150 Standardbred for 2-year-old colt trotters.   Driver Yannick Gingras got away second with Dontyouforgetit but by the opening quarter he had popped the pocket and moved to the lead. Th...
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King Muscles romps in Harold Dancer Trot

on 09/20/2012 2:00 AM
King Muscles by Muscles Yankee coasted to a length and a quarter victory in the $36,500 Harold Dancer Trot for New Jersey-sired two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, contested as a non-wagering event on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Freehold Raceway. The Harold Dancer is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey. Only three colts went to post.&nb...
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Prayer Session wins Old Oaken Bucket

on 09/20/2012 2:00 AM
Prayer Session finished second to Fusion Man on Sept. 9 at The Red Mile in the $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes championship, but on Thursday afternoon at Delaware, Ohio, he was able to turn the stable on his state-sired rival in the $125,800 Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   With Dave Magee in the sulky, Prayer Session left for the lead from post three and l...
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Michael's Power wins 67th Little Brown Jug

on 09/20/2012 2:00 AM
Michael's Power powered his way to a second-heat 1:50 score in the $487,550 Little Brown Jug Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, giving driver Scott Zeron and trainer Casie Coleman their first-ever win in the pacing classic as well as giving owner Jeff Snyder his third Jug title.   Drawing post one in the second heat after winning his Jug elim earlier in the day, Michael...
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Frenchfrysnvinegar captures Ms. Versatility

on 09/20/2012 2:00 AM
Frenchfrysnvinegar, who won both legs of the Ms. Versatility Series raced earlier this year at Mohawk Racetrack, scored a wire-to-wire victory in 1:54 in the $153,000 final on Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   Jody Jamieson was again in the sulky behind Frenchfrysnvinegar, who won her Ms. Versatility preliminaries on May 20 and July 1. In Thursday's Ms. Versatility f...
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